• Bishop James Whitaker & First Lady Otelia Whitaker
  • Rev. Dr. Mark Whitaker & Dr. Ingrid Whitaker & Family
  • Oldest member - Augusta Baines - 105 years old - Retired Teacher
  • Special Guest - Regina Belle
  • Deacon Phil Whitaker meets President Barak Obama
  • New Bethel at the White House


Greetings and Praise The Lord,

Welcome to the website of New Bethel Baptist Church

Established in 1887, New Bethel Baptist Church continues to be a beacon of light that illuminates the Grace, Mercy, and Power of God. WE welcome you to learn about New Bethel and make plans to join us if you are without a church home. New Bethel is a church that proclaims a Social-Justice Gospel of liberation, salvation, love, and hope while not being ashamed to celebrate the humanity of all and our African-American culture. We look forward to seeing you.

With the Love of Christ

Bishop James M. Whitaker, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Mark M. Whitaker, Assistant Pastor

Contact Us

New Bethel Baptist Church

4212 Greenwood Dr.
Portsmouth, Virginia 23701
Map  •   Directions
Phone (757) 465-3241
Fax (757) 465-3285


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